Censer's book ends quite abruptly, leaving the reader wanting to know more about how the promising third generation functioned both as victims and architects of the backlash against women's independence.
The book ends with a family's celebration of June teenth, which begins before dawn with a candlelight ceremony where ancestors who were slaves are named, and ends with another candlelight ceremony, this lime family names of freedmen are called.
The book ends with four indices: the first collates place names mentioned in the grammar; the second is devoted to characters' names; the third contains the words that appear in the examples; while the fourth deals with the terminology used by Cauchie in his grammatical commentary.
The book ends at last January's chest-thumping Detroit auto show, with Big Three sales booming, the Japanese on the run, all the villains conveniently departed, and a new generation of sober leaders committed to teamwork firmly in place.
The book ends with an illustrated list of plants that serious butterfly enthusiasts should cultivate, comparison guides for eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalises, and tips for telling a moth from a butterfly.
2002: "Though this sequel [to The Book of the Lion] can stand alone, it takes up where the first book ends, as the siege of Acre has ended and the 'sick and war-battered' knights and their squires begin the long sea journey home to England.